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What emotion is driving the market now?

  • Fear & Greed Now: 43 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed Previous Close: 38 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Week Ago: 40 (Fear)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Month Ago: 53 (Neutral)
  • Fear & Greed 1 Year Ago: 55 (Neutral)
Last updated Oct 21 at 5:31pm

Seven Fear & Greed Indicators

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Junk Bond Demand
Extreme Greed

Investors in low quality junk bonds are accepting 2.19 percentage points in additional yield over safer investment grade corporate bonds. This spread is down sharply from recent levels and indicates that investors are pursuing higher risk strategies.

Last changed Sep 14 from a Greed rating

Updated Oct 20 at 8:00pm

Put and Call Options

During the last five trading days, volume in put options has lagged volume in call options by 34.36% as investors make bullish bets in their portfolios. However, this among the lowest levels of put buying seen during the last two years, indicating greed on the part of investors.

Last changed Oct 20 from a Neutral rating

Updated Oct 21 at 5:31pm

Market Volatility

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is at 13.34. This is a neutral reading and indicates that market risks appear low.

Last changed Oct 13 from a Fear rating

Updated Oct 21 at 4:14pm

Safe Haven Demand

Stocks and bonds have provided similar returns during the last 20 trading days. However, this has been among the weakest periods for stocks relative to bonds in the past two years and indicates investors are fleeing risky stocks for the safety of bonds.

Last changed Oct 20 from an Extreme Fear rating

Updated Oct 20 at 8:00pm

Market Momentum

The S&P 500 is slightly above its 125-day average. During the last two years, the S&P 500 index has often been further above its 125-day average than it currently is, so declines like this indicate increased fear.

Last changed Oct 17 from an Extreme Fear rating

Updated Oct 21 at 4:47pm

Stock Price Strength
Extreme Fear

The number of stocks hitting 52-week highs exceeds the number hitting lows but is at the lower end of its range, indicating extreme fear.

Last changed Sep 23 from a Fear rating

Updated Oct 21 at 4:05pm

Stock Price Breadth
Extreme Fear

The McClellan Volume Summation Index measures advancing and declining volume on the NYSE. During the last month, approximately 2.35% more of each day's volume has traded in advancing issues than in declining issues. This indicates that market breadth is improving, though the McClellan Oscillator is still towards the lower end of its range for the last two years.

Last changed Sep 23 from a Fear rating

Updated Oct 21 at 4:10pm


Fear & Greed Over Time

How the Index works
CNN's Fear & Greed Index tracks seven indicators of investor sentiment.
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